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and we're determined to do something here for the next generation. the in barman series of global three thousand on t.w. and on line. this is the w.'s line from berlin clamp down on venezuela neighboring nations russia to close their borders to lead migrants as the flood of venezuelans the steeping economic chaos grows the government at home launches a new currency in the hope of restoring some stability also coming up tearful reunions for north and south koreans rejoining loved ones they haven't seen in
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decades many thought this day would never come closer to an economic milestone for greece after almost a decade of debt crisis the country's bailouts and athens will now be able to borrow money on financial markets for the first time in eight years but the road to full recovery is still a long one. thank you so much for joining us everyone well we begin our broadcast in venezuela a country that is in the grip of an economic meltdown and just as life has become even more difficult but as well as neighbors are rushing to close their borders to venezuelans fleeing chaos in their home country and the latest effort to try and bring some stability and as well as present the cost model has launched a new currency to calm. but hyperinflation soon expected to reach
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a million percent a year five zero seven now a knock off of the beleaguered believer and just to give you an idea of the daily hardship that people have been facing while the pile of old boulevards that you see a rate here is what you need to buy just this one chicken likewise this is how much money you would need to buy a couple of tomatoes and when it costs this much money to buy just one roll of toilet paper why even bother buying that role venezuelans are fleeing the economic crisis in droves but neighboring countries are tightening entry restrictions and a state in brazil now has asked the supreme court to halt the entry of migrants colombia ecuador peru and chile also trying to stem the flow. has been dragging her suitcase along a highway she is fleeing desperation and economic hardship back home in venezuela
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crossing into ecuador on foot as an undocumented migrant. who spent all night by the border the authorities told us to be patient they said they would guess not answer in the morning but there was no response they just told us to head to venezuela especially that we don't want more venezuelans here. after ecuador imposed new entry restrictions on saturday and her friends felt that they had no choice but to cross illegally while they press on thousands of stranded at the checkpoints hungry and cold fearful of being sent back we have arrived here and we have no hope whatsoever of being able to pass through my husband is desperate over in peru my family is also desperate in venezuela we just want to help our families i have two children i sold my house i have nothing now i can't go back to venezuela with nothing. the unprecedented exodus of desperate men is a way and is increasingly overwhelming neighboring countries colombia and brazil
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tighten border controls earlier this year now ecuador and peru are following suit. tensions along the borders are rising over the weekend brazilians and the border town of pocket i am a tandem an israel and migrants forcing hundreds of newcomers to flee back across the frontier across the region the growing influx of venezuelans is stoking animosity against the migrants and has been building for years. despite that and at the risk of being turned away eileen and her friends still have their eyes set on peru and many are still on the way in what could be the world's next migration crisis. for would like to turn our two were journalists oscar flanker he joins us from the venezuelan capital. cost. first stuff i mean as we've been reporting and he says neighbors are closing their borders people are facing a very strict a travel restrictions one options are left for venezuelans looking to escape
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economic hardship well what these countries are asking for now has or into recently but this was because many countries in south america without it because of a treaty called the end the end charter so getting a passport would be the option for someone who wants to migrate the problem facing these countries is that they are not prepared to changing what the u.n. called the largest migration of people in history but for those whales the odds of staying are grim because adding to the food and medicine shortages there is also an energy crisis that has many cities without electricity and water transportation crisis and income another factor making life difficult for those winds and economists are forecasting a rise in unemployment each of these new economic measures so we might see a spike also in venezuela immigrants now oscar talk to us a little bit about to venice about this new a currency that's being rolled out to the sovereign ball of our as it's called i
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mean this must be a massive operation is this the silver bullet that will help stabilize the economy . well many economists are just rejecting these measures as more political than economic because it puts the government in the midst of every economic aspect in venezuela besides a minimum wage sixty times higher than what it is now there are also be a rising taxes and gasoline prices so economists agree that this is a blow to the private sector that will worsen the economic crisis increase unemployment and push inflation to levels nobody has anywhere has ever seen the i.m.f. or any forecast models were to reach one thousand percent inflation this year and with these measures some say that it will fall short i ask her let's look ahead the opposition is there calling for a nationwide strikes and protests come there to stay so tomorrow over these economic reforms will they be able to mobilize people and get them to come out on the streets expectations are low because last year opposition was able to get
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hundreds of thousands to protest and hundreds died thousands were imprisoned and many of them were her tortured so i cite for him from the fear of change this many people that oppose the government have simply left the country we've seen more people this weekend nervously buying food and filling their tanks and perforation of what's to come so hopes are not at all hard for people here today where everything is closed because banks and businesses are changing their currency that will come into effect tomorrow but parliament is scheduled to have an emergency session on the situation to discuss what is going to happen in venezuela with these new measures journalist oscar slank are reporting from cracker ass venezuela thank you. all right let's get you caught up now with some of the other stories making news around the world. mali's constitutional court has declared it where you go back or ok to the winner of the country's presidential runoff the countries that received sixty seven percent of the vote this compared to thirty two percent for
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opposition leader so maybe c.c. who says the election was marred by fraud south africa has opened a public inquiry into alleged corruption under former president jacob zuma is accused of allowing the wealthy group to family to influence political decisions both zuma and the group has have denied any wrongdoing. pope francis has condemned would he call the crime of child sex abuse and cover ups within the catholic church in a rare letter to catholics around the world the pontiff said perpetrators should be held to account a letter a follows revelations of an abuse scandal in the state of pennsylvania in the united states. next two emotional reunions of war separated families in korea dozens of elderly south koreans are in north korea for a long awaited reunions with family members the tearful meet ups rejoin relatives
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who were divided after the korean war nearly seven decades ago the unions were approved by the leaders of the two koreas at a historic summit back in april that's part of a recent thaw in relations. reunited after decades apart. parents sons daughters brothers and sisters together again recognizing each other was sometimes difficult. this is eighty nine year old soon and her eighty six year old sister. i finally get to meet you after living for so long. despite the passing of time eighty one year old young son kim never forgot his printers face. as i look carefully at him i could recognize him from my past even if he's got older has
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wrinkles on his face there's still some of them left as i remember him from all those years ago. reunions like this have only taken place twenty times since two thousand apart from these state sanctions get togethers there's no way to contact each other phone calls and letters remain prohibited by pyongyang these north and south koreans have been permitted eleven hours together over three days. it's a painfully short amount of time for deeds aging families who are all too aware this may also be their final farewell. emotional meet up so there we can talk more about these reunions with journalist john kwan she is in the south korean capital seoul good evening and what can we glean from this round of cross border reunions how significant are they and do they signal an improvement in enter korean relations. well in the past ten seconds there was only four times at least families
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were able to meet and there are about five fifty seven thousand people still waiting to meet their family members south korean president. he's also has family members in the northeast paid ads. savvy you know it's something that every koreans would say that has to happen and hasn't happened much more often now to and i understand that you spoke to families who were lucky enough to be picked to meet up with long lost relatives in north korea what did they share with you about that experience and that with a ninety one year old mystery. he's was able to quote he was waiting to meet his younger sister to have her health was deteriorating so even when he was leaving to her north korea it was unsure whether it is the younger sister or his and her his nephew. many most of the family are only allowed to see there
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a strange family who are distant relatives there's only twenty seven between one hundred seventy families who need their direct family members in the sense that most people have passed away or fortunately all are north korea is not out of meat . now intent of course the way that this works is that there is a lottery and that's how people are picked so many people did not make the draw this time around can we expect further reunions taking place in the near future. well with positive outcomes. that started in a poll at the summit meeting. who think that there will be more positive. however. with. not always the koreans making this and we have to listen to china president would be happy to have that korean time logs or. whatever it is any
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tweets from mr trump. you know we sterilize it will go so we are hoping that there will be more positive relations however this is more it's always used as a tool. for the north koreans to start more. between the two countries lots of variables at play there that you sketch for us chen kwon journalist from south korea for reporting from so thank you and we have now to indonesia where the asian games are underway in the capital jakarta well this year's program includes e-sports as an exhibit events with the expectation it will become a medal event at the next games one school in the nation's capital is offering students a chance to hone their skills students and the principal are convinced that it enriches their education take a look. this is a scene that's been millionaire to millions although few who look at these pictures
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will be reminded of their time in school. but video games have found their way into the classroom at this high school in jakarta with the blessing of the teachers. the students are offered up to twenty hours of competitive gaming a week coached by a special tutor it's perhaps no surprise that principal yohannes is a keen gamer himself but it's not just for fun he sees a sport as a useful learning tool. in terms of academic skills students can learn about math economics group interaction and communication from east sports in our school we've decided to have a nice program because of its educational value. the students don't spend all of their time sitting in front of the screen they also get together to discuss gaming strategies it's all part of the master plan. and i know we can make money from east ports by becoming pro players cost is
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a new chief. if the millions are to materialize for these students they all need to train hard the team is currently preparing for a tournament in melbourne and there are plans afoot to establish a league for local schools. this year sees e-sports featured as an exhibition event in the asian games currently underway here in jakarta with the next generation of competitors training hard in the city it's the perfect time for them to be here now . up next with the business at the top of the hour. as long as the managers do no good today nothing would change you know the banks being human minds and so was the language of the bankers running. speaking the truth global news that matters g.w. made for mines quadriga international talk show it's been
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a tumultuous week in german politics and europe resolved bitter divisions over migration to the gulf.


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